objection objection  /əb ˈdʒɛk ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  2. (n) the speech act of objecting
  3. (n) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
  4. (n) (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality


  1. That's not an objection anyone remembers Republicans making when both Bush I and Ronald Reagan delivered their direct-to-the-classroom talks in the 1980s and '90s.
  2. Jack Burden is his press agent, who carries out the boss's orders, first without objection, then in the face of his own increasingly troubled conscience.


  1. Little free libraries may turn up at last in Whitefish Bay

    It’s not official yet, but Whitefish Bay plans to drop its objection to little free libraries and join the rest of the world in allowing the casual exchange of books on people’s front lawns.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. Bonn Climate Talks Deadlocked on Russian Objections

    June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News energy markets reporter Alessandro Vitelli reviews climate talks in Bonn that ended up deadlocked on Russia's objection to the decision-making process. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Manning's defense wins objection on evidence

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A defense attorney for Pfc. Bradley Manning has won an objection after prosecutors said they could not produce a computer security agreement the soldier signed after arriving in Iraq in 2009.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "I have escaped my words, finally," Ressam said. "Sentence me to life in prison or anything you wish. I will have no objection to your sentence. Thank you."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Ahmed Ressam Source: News1130

  2. "If he has no objection to Mr. Fitzgerald coming forward, I think you may very well see Mr. Fitzgerald before the Senate Judiciary Committee," Leahy said on the same CNN program.
    on Jul 8, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Washington Post

  3. "While we in principle have no objection to it, until the statute is changed, we are not able to sell it to any country," Gates said.
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

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